Motorola has appointed John R. Bucher as corporate vice president, strategy for its Mobile Devices and Home Business. According to the company, Bucher will build upon the plans underway to increase Motorola’s smartphone market share and capitalise on Motorola’s unique positioning as a portfolio supplier of broadband wireless, fiber and cable solutions and services to a global base of customers serving consumer and business markets. He will directly report to Motorola’s co-chief executive officer and CEO of Mobile Devices and Home business. “I am extremely pleased to have John join the Motorola team,” said Jha. “His understanding of the key trends driving our markets and his multi-disciplinary financial, operational, technical and management experience will be instrumental to our strategic planning process as we chart our future course as an independent company.” Bringing in 27 years of professional experience to Motorola, Bucher, most recently, served for three years as a buy-side financial analyst for an equity-only investment management company. Prior to this, he served as a sell-side analyst and managing director for BMO Capital Markets. He also worked for several years as an analyst for a private equity firm. Previous to this, he held several director-level management positions with Bell Atlantic/NYNEX Mobile and PrimeCo Personal Communications, which are both now part of Verizon Wireless.